2022 Year Ender: Children of the frontier (Ahram Online)
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The Russia-Ukraine war is not only leading to the deaths and displacement of children in Ukraine but is also pushing millions of others into poverty, writes the outlet, Ahram Online. The article uses Yemen as an example of how the war has increased food insecurity and crisis in Yemen. “The Russian invasion of Ukraine has exacerbated the suffering of Yemenis who have been grappling with food insecurity in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of nearly two-thirds of the UN humanitarian aid programs in January this year. About 45 percent of Yemenis are currently undernourished, while more than half of the population depends on food aid.
The Russian-Ukrainian war, along with Yemen’s already floundering economy, has worsened the situation for Yemeni families, as the country’s dependence on grain imports is estimated at about 97 percent, the largest portion of which (approximately 42 percent) comes from Russia and Ukraine, according to a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).